Process Engineer/Material Scientist



PhD, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2014                                                     September 2014
University of Maryland – College Park, MD                                                                                       GPA: 3.7/4


MS, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2013                                                            August 2013
University of Maryland – College Park, MD                                                                                      GPA: 3.7/4


BS, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2007                                                             May 2007
Option:  Electronic and Photonic Materials                                                                                         Overall GPA: 3.05/4               
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA                                                                    Major GPA: 3.35/4



Senior Process Engineer, Wet Etch Module                                                                                        June 2014 – June 2016

Intel Corporation, Aloha OR

-         Led project to reduce solvent consummation in photoresist strip tool that led to a cost savings of $0.04/WSE with no impact to 99.999% yield.

-         Developed/Implemented Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) monitoring software to detect potential equipment issues that could lead to quality concerns and maintain fleet matching between toolsets

-         Led Tool Installation and qualification of photoresist strip and metal etch tools for 22 nm and 14 nm technologies

-         In depth knowledge and experience with wet bench tools specifically photoresist/metal etch and metrology tools

-         In-depth knowledge of statistical process controls (SPC), root-cause analysis and structured problem solving.


Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                        September 2008 - May 2014

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland

-         Evaluated the feasibility of using graphene over Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) as a interconnect material for flexible displays

-         Performed fatigue experiments of large area graphene samples on flexible substrates to determine graphene fatigue behavior properties

-         Developed a probabilistic time to failure model for large area graphene samples to be used for interconnects in flexile displays

-         Mechanical testing of bulk SnAgCu 305 for lead free solder applications

-         Developed a frequency and temperature dependence model for low cycle fatigue behavior of bulk SAC 305

-         Mechanical testing for crack initiation of Al 7075-T651 samples used in naval aircraft wing structures

-         Used Optical Microscopy and SEM to determine crack initiation sites and crack lengths

-         Developed a custom  test setup for corrosion fatigue testing of X-70 Carbon Steel for Oil Pipelines in an H2S environment

-         Used non-destructive characterization techniques (AFM, SEM, Raman Spectroscopy) to analyze microstructural changes of graphene when subjected to fatigue and SAC305

-         Supervised two undergraduate research assistants doing both experimental and modeling work


Undergraduate Research Assistant                                                                                                           June 2006 - May 2007

            Department of Engineering Mechanics, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

-         Optimized Growth Conditions (Temperature, Pressure, Time) of YMnO3 films using Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) of YMnO3 thin films

-         Characterized grown films using various characterization  techniques (XRD, AFM, Ellipsometry)

-         Designed a LabView characterization  software package to perform thickness measurements using an ellipsometer


Undergraduate Research Assistant                                                                                                                  June- August 2005

            Department of Engineering Mechanics, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

-         Synthesized PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots for photodiode applications

-         Optimized Growth Process for Quantum Dots to meet specific wavelength requirements

-         Designed a LabView application to control a mono-chromator as a characterization tool for these quantum dots



   Materials Specialist                                                                                                                                      Jan - May 2004

            Department of Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, PA

-         Designed/Assemebled a magnetic torquer rod for the LionSAT Program

-         Tested different adhesives to serve as the epoxy binder for the torque rod to meet the design specifications for space environment




Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                     September 2010 - May 2013

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland

-         Developed and setup weekly lab demonstrations to supplement in-class lectures for an undergraduate introduction to materials science course for all engineering majors

-         Created lecture material for a graduate level introduction to failure mechanisms course

-         Developed a four module graduate level course focusing on an introduction to corrosion and it’s effects on the nuclear power industry

-         Managed 2-3 other graduate students and 2-3 undergraduate students with regards to grading and setting up lab demonstrations




Introduction to Failure Mechanisms, Solid State Physics, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Defects, Mechanical Fundamentals of Electronic Systems, Flexible Macroelectronics




  1. “Harvest of near infrared light in PbSe nanocrystal-polymer hybrid photovoltaic cells.” Applied Physics Letters. Vol.88 No.18 (2006) p.183111-1-3

  2. ”Infrared photodiode based on colloidal PbSe nanocrystal quantum dots” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. Vol. 5 No. 4 (2006) p. 362-267    

  3. Paradee, Gary, Christou, Aris. Fatigue Behavior and Effect of Crack Propagation in Lead Free Solder in Microelectronic Packaging. Poster presented at International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium 2009 in College Park, MD

  4. Paradee, Gary, Modarres, Mohammed, Mohammed, Christou, Aris. Low Cycle Fatigue and Stress Relaxation Behavior of Bulk SnAgCu and its Effect on Reliability poster presented at European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis 2010 Monte Cassiono Abbey, Italy

  5. Paradee, Gary, Christou, Aris. Design Guidelines For Flexible Electronics and Displays. Presentation given at 2013 Spring CALCE Review Meeting

  6. Paradee,Gary, Martin, Tom, Christou, Aris. “Fatigue Properties of ITO and Graphene on Flexible Substrates” IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability Vol 15 No 3 (2015) p. 423-428


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